A 22-YEAR-OLD man has admitted nine charges of arson with intent to endanger life.

Brett Dungworth, 22, of Bushfield Road, Wath, started a series of fires in the town.

Dungworth set alight wheelie bins and vehicles that caused damage to houses in an arson spree in June.

One of the houses on Stump Cross Road suffered charring all the way up its brickwork.

Separate fires were also started on Winfield Road and Saville Road.

Dungworth pleaded guilty at Sheffield Crown Court last week. He will be sentenced there on February 3, 2014.